Students at Yew Chung International School

Building strong partnerships and trusting relations is integral to Teacher Horizons. We have been lucky enough to work with the Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF)  for six years and placed over 150 teachers. We are hosting a recruitment event in London on the 7th & 8th of December, so now is a perfect time to give you the lowdown on YCEF.

ycefYew Chung Education Foundation is a network of international kindergartens, schools, and colleges that provide quality education to over 10,000 students, spanning from infancy to tertiary, across 20 locations in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The organisation has a unique approach that blends Chinese and Western education and culture by having both Chinese and Western Headteachers for every school and teachers for every class. As each school is part of a larger group, opportunities to move internally or be promoted within the group are high.  The message from the co-principals gives a good insight into their school’s vision and ethos.

Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF) was established just over 80 years ago and educates over five thousand students in several schools across China and Hong Kong. The schools cater for students from pre-school through to high school as well as providing accredited higher education programmes tailoring to both local and international needs. YCEF nurture globally competitive students and shape them to be responsible global citizens.

A collaborative team teaching approach creates a genuinely holistic bilingual learning environment. Click here to find out more about the open-plan learning spaces, specifically designed to enable the campuses to become learning communities.

kidsThe curriculum

The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England and modified to meet the needs of the international student population. With this in mind, most of the schools run the UK curriculum up to IGCSE and then culminate in the IB Diploma Programme. The curriculum is further enhanced through a wide range of co-curricular activities and enrichment programmes, such as World Classroom and China Classroom, and students are encouraged to participate in a variety of clubs, sports and athletic competitions. Most importantly, students gain a deep understanding of and respect for cultural diversity, keen awareness of global issues, and develop a lifelong commitment to meeting the challenges of their generation.

 Click here to watch a brief video about YWIES Yantai.

classroomWhat is it like to work there?

Over the past four years, we have placed over 100 happy teachers in YCEF schools in Hong Kong and China and their feedback has been resoundingly positive. The schools look after their staff very well from start to finish, and they all provide a competitive salary, private healthcare, accommodation, and a yearly flight allowance. What’s not to love?


 Click here to watch a brief video about YCIS Hong Kong.


Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 12.06.04Where are the schools?

The variety of cities you can go to via YCEF is one of the reasons many people choose these schools. Of course, some are in major cities like Shanghai and Beijing. However there is also a school, for example, in the city of Qingdao, which is different than many cities in China, it’s on the coast and will challenge any stereotype about a “city in China” you have. This video shows some of the different experiences you would have living here.

How do I apply?

IMG_0879Click on the links below to have a look at each of the Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools recruiting through Teacher Horizons.  If you find a vacancy you are interested in, make sure you get in touch immediately with the International Adviser detailed in the advert! You can also interview via Skype if you cannot get to London, but priority will be given to face to face candidates.



YCIS ShanghaiYCIS ChongqingYCIS Hong KongYWIS BeijingYWIS GuangzhouYWIS TongXiang
YWIS Yantai,YWIS Shanghai ,YWIS Chongqing.


Best of luck to all! If you are interested but have not yet set up an account with Teacher Horizons, start by clicking here and creating a free profile. Once your account has been activated you will be able to see who to email for your chosen school and position. For any queries email

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